Charles Baxter

1926

Artist biography

Charles Baxter is an established contemporary visual artist, Charles Baxter was born in 1926. Also born in 1926 and of this same generation are Namoonai Ashoona, Boris Vladimirovich Arakcheyev, John Arends, Wallace Berman, and Eyvindur Mohr.

Further Biographical Context for Charles Baxter

Charles Baxter was born in 1926 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal techniques of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Key artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, though necessary revisionism of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Charles Baxter

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